Tenuta Alzatura 2013 Montefalco Sagrantino
Sagrantino is one of Italy's most powerful grape varieties. This wine from Montefalco in Umbria is 100% this variety and rich and dense with layers of sweet, black fruit and profound aromatics. This is certainly not a shy and retiring red. One for cellar, but can be drunk soon.
Orders in multiples of 6 bottles will be packed in the original wooden cases of 6. Limited availability.
- Buy 6 for £24.69 each and save 6%
- Buy 12 for £23.91 each and save 9%
Tenuta Alzatura is owned by Famiglia Cecchi, Tuscan winegrowers since 1893, owners of Villa Cerna, Castello di Montaùto, Val delle Rose and Villa Rosa. Cecchi purchased this estate in the late 1990s, their first venture outside of their homeland of Tuscany. Andrea Cecchi realised the great potential of Sangiovese in Umbria, but more importantly, the region's signature variety, Sagrantino.
Montefalco is a small region of around 800 hectares in the landlocked region of Umbria in Central Italy. This region shares a border with Tuscany, so the wines often fall into the sphere of influence of their more important neighbour, certainly with the use of Sangiovese, one of the two important black varieties grown here. The other main variety is Sagrantino: a vine which nearly disappeared in the 1960s, but it's undergoing a strong revival, mostly but not entirely down to the work of pioneering viticoltore Arnaldo Caprai, whose wines firmly put this variety back on the map. This great work is being continued by a band of highly motivated small producers such Tenuta Altazura. There are interesting developments for the future as well, particularly the Montefalco Bianco, made from the local variety of Trebbiano Spoletino.
The Montefalco Rosso and Montefalco Sagrantino are two our superstars in our Italian range, both offering excellent value for money, but more importantly a true and authentic sense of place and variety.
|Style||Full Bodied Reds|
|Bottle Size||Standard Bottle 75cl|
|Maturity||Drink or Keep|
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